“Sunday Morning” 1979 – 1998 Theme


CBS News Sunday Morning is the tv version of a Sunday morning newspaper magazine. The focus is not on hard news, but feature stories. Being a successful morning program, CBS executives attempted in the early ’80s to transfer the Sunday morning format, including the theme music, to weekdays with anchors Charles Kuralt and Diane Sawyer. The theme music is a vinyl recording of Don Smithers playing Gottfried Reiche’s Abblasen on an eight-foot baroque trumpet. In 1998 they decided to replace this version with a clearer version of the same music, played by Doc Severinsen on a piccolo trumpet.

Gottfried Reiche – Abblasen

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